• Mengniu Dairy to pump out Panda debut

    Hong Kong-listed China Mengniu Dairy has won regulatory approval to tap the Panda bond market for the first time, and is seeking as much as Rmb15bn ($226.7m) from short and medium term notes.

    • 18 Dec 2017
  • Record-holder Country Garden set for Panda comeback

    Property developer Country Garden, which holds the record for selling the Panda market’s largest bond, has obtained approval for a Rmb9.5bn ($1.44bn) issuance programme, the company said in a filing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday.

    • 24 Nov 2017
  • BC seals Panda return despite tougher market

    The Province of British Columbia (BC) completed its second Panda bond on Wednesday, raising Rmb1bn ($150.9m) from a three year deal. The issuer went ahead with the deal despite rising yields in China – pushing the coupon to the top half of the guidance range.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • China resets Asia with dollar bond return

    The Asian bond market opened with elation on Friday, following China’s blockbuster dollar transaction on Thursday that reset the curves not only of Chinese issuers, but for the rest of Asia as well.

    • 27 Oct 2017
  • China names price for long-awaited dollar bond

    The People’s Republic of China opened books on Thursday for its highly anticipated $2bn bond, its first issuance in the offshore dollar market in more than a decade.

    • 26 Oct 2017
  • Nissan’s China JV jumps on Bond Connect bandwagon

    Dongfeng-Nissan Auto Finance has tapped the Chinese asset-backed securities (ABS) market for a third time this year with a Rmb3.5bn ($531.9m) two-tranche deal. The company made its first attempt to attract foreign investors trading through Bond Connect in the October 12 deal – with mixed results.

    • 13 Oct 2017
  • Nissan’s JV reverts to old format for next China ABS

    As Dongfeng-Nissan Auto Finance prepares for its third transaction in China’s asset backed securities (ABS) market this year – a Rmb3.5bn ($527.4m) two-tranche deal – the originator is ditching the single tranche structure it switched to for its August transaction.

    • 03 Oct 2017
  • Hang Lung lays the groundwork for Panda debut

    Hang Lung Properties is preparing its first Panda bond, aiming to raise Rmb2bn ($302.7m) from a three year note on the interbank market.

    • 26 Sep 2017
  • Sun Hung Kai gets Panda programme greenlight

    Hong Kong-based Sun Hung Kai Properties has received Chinese regulators’ blessing to issue Rmb10bn ($152.9m) worth of Panda bonds within the next two years, according to the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (Nafmii).

    • 18 Sep 2017
  • BOCHK sells interbank market’s largest Panda bond

    Bank of China Hong Kong has sold its second Panda bond, raising a staggering Rmb9bn ($1.37bn) from a one year note. The transaction was the largest Panda sold in the interbank bond market, and caught the attention of foreign investors, which made 50% of all bids.

    • 14 Sep 2017
  • Joy City builds Panda credentials with Rmb1bn debut

    Red chip property developer Joy City has hit the Panda bond market for the first time, raising Rmb1bn ($153.1m) from a three year bond on September 5. Although the deal was small in size, it caught the attention of some Bond Connect investors thanks to the issuer’s reputation.

    • 06 Sep 2017
  • CR Land seals biggest Panda deal of the year

    China Resources Land returned to the Panda market with the biggest deal this year, raising Rmb5bn ($740.9m) from a dual-tranche bond on Monday. CR Land sealed the deal just four days after rival Longfor Properties’ debut and faced similar pressure from investors to prioritise its shorter term notes.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • SSAs join red chips in Panda bonanza

    After a dire first half of the year, the Panda bonds market had a busy week with five issuers either pricing their deals or revealing their intention to come to the market. While red chip real estate names still make up most of the pipeline, sovereign and local government issuers are starting to get a piece of the action, with Hungary and the Province of British Columbia (BC) leading the way.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • CR Land returns with dual-tranche Panda

    Hong Kong-listed China Resources Land is returning to the Panda market on July 21 after a year-long absence. The company, which is hoping to raise Rmb5bn ($741m), will be the second red chip real estate issuer in two days to price a dual-tranche Panda deal.

    • 19 Jul 2017
  • Chinese FIGs courting investors in force

    Bank of China, CCB Life Insurance and Citic Securities kicked off investor meetings and calls this week, in pursuit of Reg S deals.

    • 10 Apr 2017

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Year To Date Same time last year
Rank Arranger Share % by Volume Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.88 1 Bank of China (BOC) 15.25
2 China Merchants Bank Co 11.27 2 China Construction Bank (CCB) 13.14
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 10.15 3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 11.65
4 CITIC Securities 8.19 3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
5 Industrial Bank (China) 4.90 5 China Merchants Bank Co 11.44

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 4.98 19 10.86%
2 Goldman Sachs 4.62 16 10.07%
3 CITIC Securities 4.07 15 8.87%
4 UBS 3.44 13 7.49%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3.20 13 6.98%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7.37 37 8.71%
2 HSBC 6.74 55 7.98%
3 JPMorgan 5.95 40 7.03%
4 BofA Securities 4.82 30 5.70%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 4.69 37 5.55%

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